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December 06, 2017



Snickerdoodles are favorites here, and these snickerdoodles are the best!

Danielle Sime

My reverse-engineered recipe for T-Rex (local cookie company) Chocolate Chip!

Rita Hartman

I have a gold medal kids cookbooklet from years ago with a great crackle top sugar cookie recipe.


My grandma always made the best short bread cookies. This recipe comes close to being like hers. I make mine small and round.


My go to is oatmeal raisin. It's the best!

pam springer

My mother would make oatmeal cookies. They were delicious, but the best part was the way she would take time to customize them so that every one would have their favorite: plain, with nuts, with raisins or with chocolate chips. She wanted to be sure that we all enjoyed them.


Toll House chocolate chip cookies are #1 with us! Although, no bake cookies work even when the oven doesn't :-)


Our tried and true Christmas time cookies are iced orange cookies. Recipe passed down from my grandmother, to my mother, to me, and hopefully on to my daughter when old enough to bake and not just lick the bowl ;))


They are cathedral cookies. My Grandmother use to make them and we would sneak them off the cookie plate when the adults were not watching! Yummy!!


Incredibles! We've been making them for decades and they're so easy - a peanut butter bar food with chocolate - similar to this recipe:

Christina Smith

my favorites are lemon bars, buckeyes and andes mints. lately i have enjoyed viking cookies with oatmeal white chocolate and cardamon


My son and I make molasses cookies from a recipe handed down by my great Aunt. I make the dough an my son chooses the shapes mostly the bat symbol (lol )we have a lot of fun!

Ann Feltz

My favorite is a sour cream cookie that are from my grandmother's recipe. They look like a sugar cookie, but the texture is more cake-like. They are not overly sweet and have just a hint of nutmeg. Yum!!

Lynn Howell

Chocolate chip cookies here, but with the ghiradelli recipe. Little more vanilla I think.


One of our favorites is Kissy cookies. We make ours with flourless peanut butter cookie dough (gluten free peanut butter blossoms on Pinterest) as our youngest daughter is gluten free. They are quick, easy and delicious. Who doesn’t love a little chocolate with their peanut butter?


So I live with honest to goodness chocoholics! Our favorite holiday cookie is one I found on the package of Baker's Chocolate. It calls for 2 pkgs of Baker's Chocolate - that's a full pound! So I will amp things up by switching white chocolate chips, or some milk chocolate chips. And in place of the nuts, I've added chopped peanuts. Here's the recipe. Enjoy and have a Woolie Merry One!!
2 pkg (16 squares) semi-sweet baking chocolate; divided
3/4 c packed brown sugar
1/4 c butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 c chopped nuts
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coarsley chop 8 squares ( 1 pkg) of the chocolate; set aside.
2. Microwave remaining 8 squares of chocolate in large microwavable bowl on High 1-2 minutes. Stir until chocolate is melted and smooth.
3. Stir in sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour and baking powder. Stir in reserved chopped chocolate and nuts.
4. Drop by 1/4 Cupfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
5. Bake 12-13 min. are until cookies are puffed and feel set to the touch. Cool on cookie sheet about 1 min.
6. Transfer to wire rack and cool completely.
Last Step: Don't forget to share!
** when they're still warm, pop'em in a bowl with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Magical.


My favorite cookies are a family recipe cut out cookie recipe, it is one of those recipes that you just know in your head after having made it for years.


Our favorite is plain old cut out sugar cookies because we have so much fun frosting them. We make it a family affair.


My favorite is the tollhouse cookie recipe substituting chopped maraschino cherries for the nuts - be sure they are drained and lightly dried with a p`per towel unless you are going for reddish cookies🤓


My favorites are picture cookies made with a special roller.


Cookie baking is my favorite form of baking and chocolate chip cookies are my favorite cookie. I have tested a bunch of recipes to find what I consider to be the ultimate cookie—crispy on the edges, chewy in the center, lots of chocolate and brown sugar flavor. To date, that recipe is the one by Jacques Torres that was published in the New York Times. Here’s the link: It’s time consuming and somewhat fussy but the results are definitely worth it!!!


My mom made the best caramels, and now my children are learning the recipe!


Oatmeal raisin! Or peanut butter and chocolate chip! Or just tollhouse chocolate chip!

Florence Fales

Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies. That's the favorite in my house.

Mary Alice

Mom always made what we called “Christmas cookies”. They were small with a lot of butter and finely chopped pecans and vanilla and almond extracts. They had a candied cherry on top and were dusted with confectioners sugar after baking. I also love gingerbread.


Chocolate chip kiss cookies or spritz.

Vivian Johnson

My favorite cookie around Christmas is a Gingerbread Cookie. I usually make the dough the day after Thanksgiving then put in the refrigerator and bring out and roll Christmas Eve. It is a combination of recipes from Better Homes and Gardens.

Wendy Guindon

My favorite cookie is oatmeal raisin. My Grandma made them and they were the best right out of the oven. I have made different versions of them but none have ever been quite the same as hers. Must have been the love she put in them!! :)

Kimberly Schutt

One of my mom’s friends taught her how to make a particular chocolate chip cookie recipe in which you melt the butter before adding it in back when she was in college. It is still a family favorite and the only chocolate chip cookie I make. Of course, I personally really like snickerdoodles…

Jackie Taylor

After today, I have two cookies I love to make. White Chocolate Cherry Chunkies with Macadamia nuts! It’s a Paula Deen recipe. I’ve made them every Christmas since I found the recipe! Probably 8 or 9 years. The new one is Butter Swirl Shorbread cookies I found on Pinterest! They’re really good! Merry Christmas everyone!🎄


I always make shortbread logs for my family! They are a very simple shortbread cookie which is dipped in chocolate and tastes like Pepperidge farms' Milano cookies-yum!!


Oh my this A lot of cookies!!!
My favorite right now is Dark Chocolate Orange Slice and bake! I can’t take the credit for this delicious recipe!
If you want this and all of Sally’s baking wonders you have to visit Sally’s baking addiction!
3/4 cup of unsalted butter
2/3 dark or light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 cups plus 2 Tbs of all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of salt
Zest of an orange 2 tablespoons o orange juice
Optional-1/2 CA walnuts-coarse sugar for rolling
8 oz semi sweet chocolate
Sea salt for sprinkles

Deb Monnin

My favorite are Buckeyes! Also called chocolate covered peanut butter balls for those not in Ohio,

Meredith Kratochvil

Everyone loves these gingerbread cookies that my Great grandmother used to make, and now I also bake for our christmas cookie trays. They have a nice taste to them and dont get too hard like other recipes (that is, if you roll them out thick enough!). I loved when my mom would make these every Christmas. I knew the holidays where really here when the Christmas music was playing and I could smell the gingies baking!! Now I’m teaching my 4 kids how to make them and I hope they bring the same great memories they have brought me. 🎄❤️🎄❤️

1/3 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups dark molasses
2/3 cup cold water
6 cups water
2 teaspoons baking soda
1teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon clove
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Betsy D

Our family favorite is spritz - and they have to be the right color and the right shape! One year I tried to shake it up with a certain color in a different shape. My 50 year old brother - holds it up and says what's this - what's happening???? We all laughed but of course I went back to the "traditional" colors and shapes!


Gingersnaps are out favorite. Twenty plus years ago, we walked into Bath and Body Works, and they were handing out revipe cards. They have been our favorites ever since.

Debra Facciolo

My Dad always loved molasses cookies at Christmas time and loved my Mom's recipe. He was a career Army officer and was stationed in Vietnam in the late 60s. We made molasses cookies for him the Christmas he was there, packed them in a coffee can in popcorn - so they wouldn't get too stale or crushed - and mailed them the way it was customary at the time 😂
Thank goodness he loved popcorn 'cause that's what they tasted like by the time he got them. I've made molasses cookies every Christmas since I've been grown - 45 years now. Even though my Dad's been gone 12 years, I can't help but grin real big when eating Christmas molasses cookies.

Ruth Wagner

Our favorite cookies during this time of year are Ginger Snaps. My husband has renamed them Sweet Sassy Malassy cookies and when he asks for them I get my recipe out and make him a double batch for his work shop.

Pam Owens

My son and I would make frosted sugar cookies using non traditional cookie cutters. What's Christmas without a red frosted shark with sprinkles?

Tabitha Burks

When my family makes cookies, we usually make plain old chocolate chip cookies. Sometimes we add in more chocolate chips than normally required per se, but that's about the only change we make.


Martha Stewart for me! I love her chocolate pistachio biscotti recipe but my very favorite is her Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread cookies. Fresh ginger makes them special. I've made them many times and they are always a hit, with chunks of chocolate and that spicy zing.

Alex wang

We make chocolate chocolate chips cookies with crushed peppermint candies on top for Christmas. Also buckeyes- must make buckeyes!

drlaura andersson [drlaura on rav]

my fave cookies are lebkuchen, german gingerbread. usually buy them, learned about them from my dh and his family. this yr i bought a box of gingerbread mix, and have ordered candied ginger from amazon. plan to chop the candied ginger very tiny and add it to the gingerbread mix, or at least 1/2 of it?? just to try for a really gingery flavor.
my mom made so many different cookies, and don't have any of her recipes. one fave was
bourbon balls. here's an online recipe


My favourite cookie recipe is a traditional mennonite cookie. They're a round,soft white peppermint cookie spread with peppermint icing. Simple, but a wonderful minty hit.

Renee Anne

Sandbakelse. I have the tins that probably belonged to my great grandmother and they've never been washed with soap (no, I'm not joking). You can use hot water on them and a little scrub brush if you need to but no soap...and it's not like they're made of cast iron so I never did understand that but I think it damages the metal tins anyway. I'm not really sure. But my grandma, mom, and I would bake these. I need to start doing it with my boys. If nothing else, they make great ice cream dishes :)

Mary M

This is a recipe we made at home with our mother when we were kids. It's been modified a little over time.

I am thinking about dipping some of them in dark chocolate this year. Maybe try them with and without the coconut.

No bake Coconut Orange Juice Cookies

1 (12 ounce) box Nabisco Nilla Wafers 
3/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 pound powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, half melted
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 1/2 cups sweetened coconut

1. We did not toast the chopped nuts as kids but it helps keep them crunchy. Spread chopped nuts on a plate and microwave in 30 second increments until toasted. Set aside to cool. Nuts could also be toasted in the oven.

2. Crush Nilla Wafers until fine. We did this in a bag but a food processor would be easy.

3. Mix wafer crumbs, orange juice, powdered sugar, butter, and chopped nuts together. Shape the mixture into walnut-size balls, and roll in the coconut pressing gently. You made need to put the mix in the refrigerator to chill it if it gets too sticky to handle.

4. Store in the refrigerator in a covered container. Layer cookies between sheets of wax paper. Enjoy!

Teresa Knittingdancer

We always called them No Bake Cookies. Some people called them boiled or drop cookies. You take sugar,cocoa mixed together and bring it to a boil. I think you boil it for about 3 minutes. then you add oatmeal, peanut butter, and vanilla and them drop the mixture on waxed paper by tablespoons. I am trying to remember the recipe from memory. This is the basic idea.

Debbie Daugherty

I love having snickerdoodles cookies but when I got married i fell in love with my mother in laws iced sugar cookies.... they are a lot of work but it’s worth the trouble since the family goes crazy over it!!!

Karen G.

What a great prize! I love Snickerdoodles, too. I've been meaning to try Egg Nog Snickerdoodles which I think I'll include in my gift baking this year.
When I was a kid we always made candy cane cookies- a batch of red dough and a batch of white dough. Roll and twist into candy cane shapes. My kids now love it too, but they rarely make candy cane shapes. Instead they love to use the dough like clay and make cookie art- snowmen, teacups, and all sorts of oddities.

Teresa C

I never make these, but when my sister does, I grab as many as I can. Her homemade Raspberry jam as the filling makes them even better.
Turnover Cookies are basically a sugar cookie round, filled with jam, folded over, crimped baked and them dusted with powdered sugar.

The recipe I make is a Cherry Coconut Bars. A cookie crust topped with a coconut/Maraschino Cherry/Nut filling on top. Different, and special, as we oly make them around the Holidays.

The Turnover Cookies are from a 1996 "Cookies" cookbook. The Cherry nut bars are from at least 30 years ago, not sure where they actually came from.

Melanie L.

My go-to Christmas cookie is a basic sugar cookie. Every year as a kid we’d go to my Gramma’s house, cut out cookies (with the same 3 shapes every year- tree, star, and bell), decorate them, and pass them out to neighbors. I tried making them with my kids last year and they did not turn out quite right! We’re going to attempt them again this year, hopefully with better results :)


Holiday traditional cookies include Chocolate Krinkles (chocolate drop cookie rolled in powdered sugar), a drop chewy sugar cookie my grandmother came up with, and cold rise cinnamon rolls (with raisins) for Christmas morning.


My favorite cookie recipe is the one on the bag of chocolate chips. Simple yet soooo good.


Russian Tea Cakes (aka Mexican Wedding Cakes) are my favorite cookies in the whole world. I only make them at Christmas and try not to make a complete pig out of myself. And those peanut butter cookies with the Hersey Kiss on top are pretty darn good too.


I love Spice Cookies, especially at Christmas, and these are for the "hard-core" spice cookie lovers. It just wouldn't be Christmas without them. Enjoy!!
Moravian Spice Cookies:
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup smart balance shortening
1/4 cup light molasses
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon ginger
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Put the first three ingredients into a 2 quart saucepan and heat on medium until sugar dissolves and shortening melts. Remove from heat. Stir in flour and remaining ingredients. With a rubber spatula, scrape the dough on to a sheet of plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm enough to roll (~2 hrs). Preheat oven to 350. On a lightly floured surface, roll half of dough (paper thin), keeping the rest in the refrigerator. Using a floured 2 1/2 inch, round, fluted cookie cutter, cut out as many as possible, reserving trimmings. place cookies on 2 ungreased cookie sheets ~1 inch apart. Bake 6-8 minutes. Store in a tightly covered container. Makes 4 1/2 dozen cookies (54 cookies).


My go-to recipe is chocolate chip oatmeal cookies using the recipe on the Quaker Oats box. But my favorite is Cherry Winks that my mom made when I was a kid from a recipe on the back of the Kellogg's Corn Flakes box. It was basically a cookie dough rolled in crushed Corn Flakes and topped with half a maraschino cherry. I loved those cookies and could never find the recipe. Imagine how happy I was when I saw an updated version of it on a Corn Flakes box last year. I haven't tried them yet--almost afraid to lest they not be as good as my memory. The updating seems to be along the lines of "healthier" ingredients that I know my mom would not have used.

Beverly J. Killick

I buy cookies now, I am getting older,
its easyer to buy then bake.
However the old fashion home made cookies
are still the best

Debbie Coy

Sour cream cut out sugar cookies, I found it on Pinterest and e erroneous love them, making them in the morning. The grandkids want to d3corate them after school tomorrow.

Marie Breaux

I’m better at cake so for cookies my go to is the toll house chocolate chip with pecans! Louisiana life!!


Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with chopped walnuts! best cookie ever! first cookies i made after making and decorating 17 dozen Christmas cookies for my kiddies school in one night fifty years ago.


My go to is Toll House cookies. But I admit we eat more of it as dough, than cookies.

I would love to have a no fail frosted sugar cookie recipe (drop or roll), but I would probably still always rely on the Toll House recipe.


Same here, the Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies. One of my favorite Christmas traditions was always making those and peanut butter cookies with my sister and mother a couple of weeks before Christmas.


My mother in law makes Chocolate Bars. The base is a chocolate layer, the center is coconut and Eagle Brand milk, and it's topped with a chocolate frosting. Delicious!


My mom makes a mint mud pie with Oreo cookies and mint ice cream. she has to make two for Christmas its so popular and delicious.



Toll House cookies!


I’m a crunchy cookie fan, so biscotti is on of my go to’s. Here is a link to a yummy almond one.


My husband is from New York, and we now live on the west coast, so every holiday season I make him Black and White cookies like the ones that are sold in NY delis.I use the recipe from the King Arthur flour site, and it makes big, delicious cake like cookies that he says are even better than the ones he used to get in NY!

Renee Sawyer

I like lemon bars! So refreshing!

Suzanne Sigler

We call them snowballs but they are also called Russian Tea Cakes. Make them every single year.

Deborah M

Rice Krispie treats are still my fav. Sad eh?

Linda Morse

My mother started baking right after Thanksgiving and kept cookies in the freezer so we'd have a variety when friends came by, and to take to the family get-together. We'd have 5 or 6 kinds, but the 2 must-haves are Mexican Wedding Cakes and Pecan Tassies (mini pecan pies). I have kept up the tradition.

Ashley Warlick

Mmmmm. Cookies! Reading all the responses is making me hungry. I am usually a fan of chocolate crinkles myself. However, since I have an adorable four month old taking up my baking time this year, my favorite cookie is going to be anything someone else makes for me. :)


Have to admit the favorite "cookies" here are rather square!!! I still have the original recipe page I cut out of a magazine back in the 70's maybe? Fudge Krispies..... mmm... always welcome wherever I share them. They are a different version of Rice Krispies squares.... no marshmallows though. I just looked online + see several versions. Will post a link to one below. Want to add that I have tweaked it a bit over the yrs + gotten comments that my version tastes better. So I use:

UNSALTED real butter instead of margarine or salted butter

SEMISWEET chocolate morsels are much better than the milk chocolate called for.


I add approx an extra half cup of rice krispies.

I grease a metal 13 x 9 pan w/ butter, line w/ plastic wrap, re-butter. Makes it very easy to pop them all out first + cut up on a large cutting board.

Small pieces are fine.... that way you can eat more!!!

ps: our auto garage is so good to us that I occasionally drop some off to share. I have to ph ahead + ask "how many" + make individual pkgs. Otherwise "someone" eats all they can get + others get none. Had to go home for more last time I pkg'ed all together!!!


I just made a batch and sent them to my son in college. They are double malted chocolate sandwich cookies. They take time to make because you need to cookies of relatively the same size to sandwich together. There is something about these cookies because no matter how big or small, fat or thin you make them they always stay so soft. The frosting middle is creamy and they are so good.


We always made spritz cookies with almond flavor in them!!!


My favorite cookie is cinnamon and sugar. I don't have the recipe and keep experimenting until I get it right. The runner up is chocolat chip

Chris osborne

Basic sugar cookies with frosting and add pr inkles

Natasha Burt

The cookie I make every year is the Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie recipe with one big change, peppermint white chocolate M&Ms! They are so good. Mmmm, cookies!


I adore cinnamon, so Snickerdoodles are my favorite, hands down!

Andrea Smith

We make the no bake cookies in our house every year. They are a fudgey cookie made with oats and peanut butter and because of the inconsistent shapes we get with each cookie we have renamed them " Reindeer Poop Cookies". Makes them more festive !


Amish sugar cookies, makes a bunch of cookies!

suze bailey

my absolute fav cookies are chocolate chunk expresso bars, with a chewy coffee flavored chocolate chip cookie base topped by a dark choc frosting it's a mouthful of ridiculous goodness.

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